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28th November 2017

Beer duty freeze – Ministers join thank you celebration in Westminster

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Three Government Ministers joined with brewing industry campaigners at a thank you party in Fuller’s Red Lion pub in Westminster on Monday 27 November, to mark the freeze in beer duty in the Budget.


Andrew Jones, Exchequer Secretary with responsibility for alcohol taxation, Pubs Minister Jake Berry and Marcus Jones, Local Government Minister, were hosted by BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds and other industry campaigners. Mike Wood MP, who led the backbench campaign as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, and former Chairman Andrew Griffiths also joined the celebrations.


Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive comments:


“It was great to thank Government ministers for supporting our industry. The beer duty freeze will make a real difference, business rates help went much further than expected and it shows the Government understands the importance of brewing and pubs, both to their local communities and the wider economy.”



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